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Chosen OC Metro's "Top Criminal Attorney" 2014 and 2013, National Trial Lawyers Association "Top 100 Trial Attorneys" 2014, Avvo Client Choice Award 2013 and 2014.


Hundreds of Cases Dismissed


University of Windsor Law School Graduate


Licensed in California and Law Society of Upper Canada


Languages spoken: Armenian, French

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    21 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    21 years, 500 cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrea Wipawee Suarez Paris

    When I met Maltaise, I was immediately impressed by her intelligence, demeanor, and rapport with the judge with whom we were speaking. I have since gotten to know her better and continue to be impressed by her dedication to her clients and whole heartedly endorse her for any criminal matter.


    Andrea Paris Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Corey Alan Carter

    Ms. Cini was prompt, professional, and articulate in all our conversations. She got our mutual client a great result, despite the fact that she substituted in late in the case, and had an uphill battle to fight.


    Corey Carter Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Maltaise Cini Attorney at Law

1300 Bristol Street North
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2013
Attorney of the YearMABA2011
Humane AwardJourney Through Books2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Maltaise Cini2008 - Present
AttorneyOrange County Public Defenders Office1996 - 2008
articling studentMinistry of the Attorney General-Crown Attorneys Office of Ontario1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Orange County Women's Lawyers AssociationDirector2009 - 2010
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2010
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - 2010
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2010
Orange County Attorneys AssociationMember1996 - 2008
California State BarMember1994 - Present
Law Society of Upper CanadaMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony DUIClient was given program.
People v. L.Client given Proposition 36 after trial.
People v. W.Client given disturbing the Peace and fine
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Publication nameTitleDate
Department of Justice StudyProstitution in Canada1984
Domestic Violence in CanadaDomestic Violence in Canada1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of WindsorLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1990
Carleton UnivCriminologyBachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Choices and ConsequencesDUI's and Teenagers2011
Change for ParoleesFighting Drug Charges2010
Real DUI Court in SchoolThe Choices and Consequences of a DUI2009
OCPDOpening Statements2006
OCPDSuggestibility in Children's Testimony2000
Moot CourtMoot Court Mentor2000